WELLFLEET – This year’s Wellfleet Oysterfest was a delicious, heartwarming, and joyful event that was, well, just too good to be true.
That lyric, “just to good to be true,” from the 1967 Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons song, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, is a staple of any Rip-It-Ups performance.
We have seen this band play this song in many places, but nothing quite compares to a performance of the Rip-It-Ups at Oysterfest when the entire crowd is dancing, singing and loving along… “I love you baby!”
You see, if you don’t know the Rip-It-Ups and their charismatic lead singer, Jodi Birchall, then you don’t know oysters because the band and this festival have become deeply intertwined. Birchall, who serves on the board, has a deep connection to the town, and it is clear with every word she sings or says from the stage.
So here they are… the Rip-It-Ups at Wellfleet Oysterfest… just too good to be true. Right?
And yes, there was a rainbow.
This video also features a few other snippets of songs, including Ellamae Dixon, a Nauset High student, singing, “The Weight” by The Band.
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